Patience, compassion and outrage in healing

It’s tempting to think that as we discuss avenues to healing, that ministering healing is clean, neat and well-organized. God is always organized, but He must use vessels of clay to accomplish His purposes. In addition, diseases and situations are often quite complex, involving physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Often, these take time and patience to unravel.

Those who have a desire to minister in the area of healing usually possess this patience, but also, compassion and outrage; compassion at the plight of those suffering from various afflictions, and outrage at the enemy and his work. Remember the passage in Acts 10:38,

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him..

This tells us that those whom Jesus healed were under the power of the devil, not being taught a lesson by God. Jesus was also motivated by compassion and outrage. Recall His indignation when he asked,

Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” (Luke 13:16)

Healing is hard work, make no mistake about it. ( See my earlier post’ Healing is Hard’) but if called to healing ministry, these three will be a part of your foundation – patience, compassion and outrage. Let us know if you have a special calling to the healing ministry.

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